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#172373 01/02/08 02:44 PM
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In the age of technology, this was bound to happen. It may start some skirmishes here but:

http://stupidfilter.org/main/index.php?n=Main.FAQ


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Ha, ha! Oh, that's great!

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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Ha, ha! Oh, that's great!


that's likely to be flagged with a SF of 1, J.

-joe (as will this, for lack of Caps, etc.) friday

edit: all of their examples rate from 3 to 5, so I don't know..

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Here's an interview with the two guys who started the project. Gabriel Ortiz and Paul Starr seem like OK fellows, and it's good that they're busy at work in these times, but, they're probably doomed to failure (at worst) or (at best) will come up with a better definition of stupidity than typos and SMS abbreviations.

[Addendum: It just dawned me, how badly the filter might do with mathematics, computational, or lexicographical texts (i.e., with any texts that use abbreviations). I just spent yesterday reading up on the programming languages APL, J, and Haskell.]


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This definitely is TheThing the world has been waiting for!
Since The StupidFilter is blind to irony this praise might be rated as not too stupid.

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Seems pretty intelligent to me; rather than reading it and making up your own mind, let someone else's idea of what constitutes stupid filtered through the ultimate stupidity of a computer program make up your mind for you.

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Well, it's no news to me. They've been testing for this type of thing before you get married, so it was bound to get into computers at one point.

I'm from Canada, but got married in Puerto Rico. One of the prerequists for getting a marriage license was a test that would look for gonorrhea, syphilis, familial relatives, and, wait for it...idiocy.

How, exactly, did they test for that in the blood is anybody's guess, and the nurse who took our blood was a little surprised at the paperwork we'd gotten from the government, but imagine our relief when we got our permits and, as such, confirmation that we were, indeed, not idiots.

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a test that would look for ...idiocy. You gotta be kiddin' me!

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Nope. Dead serious. We were quite surprised by this. Even the wedding consultant (we used one since we didn't know the rules in P.R.) was surprised at that bit on the U.S. forms.

The nurse though, was a little quicker on the uptake than we were. She was surprised, but quickly came back with, "well, if we find you have syphilis or gonorrhea, they'll think you're an idiot."

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But do we understand idiocy: extreme mental retardation and stupidity: a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience as one and the same thing?

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